The Manipur Students Federation claimed that majority of new drug users in the state are between the age group of 13 to 18.
The MSF appealed to the state government to rejuvenate government-run schools in the spirit of Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act and the global call to universalise education.
As per a report of Magnitude of Substance Use India 2019, Manipur ranks among the states with maximum number of youths using injections. There is also a report that youths around the age of 12 are found indulging in one or other drugs, the MSF said.
In a video released by the MSF, the volunteers were seen visiting private hospitals and interacting with the public as well as authorities of the hospitals.